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$50 robot where to start?
« on: January 08, 2010, 03:22:26 AM »
I have a question, iv'e looked on the forum and Google but couldnt find it!

Here's my question:

How do i know what electronics i need and built a correct circuit for the robot. for instance take the 50 robot tutorial wich dates from somewhere in 2008..........
the tutorial  says i need this, that and a thingybob more of flash memory and stuff, since it's outdated now. How do i know what i need to buy?:O

So if some one could tell me that i would be so happy!!!!

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Re: $50 robot where to start?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2010, 04:13:52 AM »
Well, the only real thing that can be outdated is the microcontroller.
The upgrades for this are the atmega168 and the atmega328.
The 328 has the most flash memory etc...
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Re: $50 robot where to start?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2010, 04:46:52 AM »
does the new types of microcontroller need a other circuit bord since it's not the same?

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Re: $50 robot where to start?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2010, 04:53:16 AM »
The pinout connector is the same. Nothing externally is different, its an exact switchout for the mega8.
The only difference is the defines in the code. Instead of defining the mega8 you do the mega168/328.
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Re: $50 robot where to start?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2010, 04:57:18 AM »
than you SmAsh for the help:)


Edit: It may be sound stupid but where can i find the refrence list of the connectors of the old controler and te new?
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Re: $50 robot where to start?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2010, 05:02:51 AM »
You mean a labeled diagram type thing?
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Re: $50 robot where to start?
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2010, 05:04:03 AM »
ya or technical information about the pins so i can do some research to them:)

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Re: $50 robot where to start?
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2010, 05:06:40 AM »
The 8/168/328 are all the same as this.
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Re: $50 robot where to start?
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2010, 05:09:52 AM »
Thnx DUDE!!!!

now am i going to make the 50 robot instead of the $50 robot:P

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Re: $50 robot where to start?
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2010, 05:13:03 AM »
make sure you get the 28 pin mcu as the 168 can come in a 32 pin format. I am not sure about the 328 though.

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Re: $50 robot where to start?
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2010, 05:16:52 AM »
Ok it could be just me but since jokers post........ im confused about the pins and the shortnames like MCU

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Re: $50 robot where to start?
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2010, 05:19:25 AM »
"MCU" just means microcontroller. He means to be sure you are getting the chip in dip form.
When you buy, make sure it says dip somewhere.
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Re: $50 robot where to start?
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2010, 05:24:08 AM »
ok tnx, Im going to do some home work with those short names..

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Re: $50 robot where to start?
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2010, 11:32:34 AM »
since it's hard in europe to find some stuff is this a atmega328 28 -pin dip? since i'm getting confused with the name ATMEGA328p-PU.


http://shop.tuxgraphics.org/electronic/detail_atmega328.html?id=2067bf#atmega328

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Re: $50 robot where to start?
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2010, 12:05:52 PM »
Yep - thats what you need
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Re: $50 robot where to start?
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2010, 04:35:30 AM »
Evrey body tnx for your help!!!

 


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